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Elizabeth Boyd was a versatile, ususally satirical author in the earlier half of the eighteenth century. Writing for her livelihood, she undertook a remarkable number of genres, many of which she hybridized or otherwise experimented with. Her poetry includes fantasy and political comment as well as compliments to patrons: she also wrote romance, ballad-opera, masque, and riddles..
A little before 11 June 1710 A baby was born in London who was probably the writer EB. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1726 EB, as 'Louisa', issued her probable first publication, Variety . . . , a poem in witty and paradoxical defence of inconstancy, plus two verse epistles, bearing the date 1727. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
The date of EB's death is unknown. She suffered a troublesome illness in 1745, but she was very young to die, and it is not clear for how long after this she survived. Bibliographic Citation link.
By January 1745 EB published a periodical or pseudo-periodical, The Snail; or, The Lady's Lucubrations. Being Entertaining Letters between a Lady at St. James's, and her Friend at Dover. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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